Status of Bradley Beal’s ankle, back, after last night’s win

During a post-game interview, following last night’s 105-101 win over the Orlando Magic, Bradly Beal said his ankle and back are both feeling fine.

“[Ankle] feels fine. I can put pressure on it. I can walk. We’ll see how it feels tomorrow,” said Beal about his ankle. He seemed even less concerned about his back. “My back tightened up a little bit. My back’s fine. Still a little stiff.”

Beal made one of the biggest plays of the game, chasing down a Jameer Nelson fast-break layup for the block, to prevent Orlando from taking a three-point lead with just a minute left in overtime. John Wall would rebound the deflection and find Trevor Ariza open on the other end for the go-ahead three pointer.

Beal aggravated his back on the play, but would stay in the game long enough to contest a Victor Oladipo layup as well. Oladipo missed, and Beal rolled his ankle on the landing. The injury appeared to be more serious at the time. He had to be carried off the floor by teammates.


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